2017 Dec 5, 5 minutes
He shakes his cellphone to try to get the connection working. It had been breaking up, coming in and out. He was having trouble getting anything done. Rather than feel like his time was wasted on unproductive things, he vigorously tried to get the damned device back.
What if I raise it up here?
What if I lower it to here?
He checked the WiFi settings. He wasn't having much luck. "Oh great - another afternoon wasted with blasted connection problems," he thought. He threw it aside in frustration and looked around the room.
Nothing he wasn't expecting anyway. Everything was just as he left it, useless and uninteresting. The entire house was useless and uninteresting, and now his phone was too. It was the verge of madness, he thought, surely people had other things to do before these things were invented.